Axelar Snapshots

Axelar provides a secure and reliable solution for cross-chain communication in the Web3 ecosystem. This allows users to create decentralized applications (dApps) seamlessly interacting with multiple blockchain networks. Axelar's security is ensured by its utilization of the battle-tested proof-of-stake consensus mechanism, which is widely used by established platforms like Ethereum, Polygon, Cosmos, and others. With Axelar, users can enjoy a seamless experience, and effortlessly engage with various assets and applications across different blockchain networks with just a single click.

Axelar testnet Snapshot

Versionv0.35.3
Creation Date
Last Updated
Block Number12988003
Pruning modePruned
Size7.5G
Download Axelar testnet Snapshot

How to use

Download the snapshot

wget https://snapshots.bwarelabs.com/axelar/testnet/axelar20240418.tar.lz4

If Axelar was already on your machine, stop your Axelar service

sudo systemctl stop axelar.service

OR container

docker stop <AXELAR_CONTAINER_NAME>

AND make sure there is no process running that might try to write to the database

ps -ef | grep axelar

Make sure your axelar data directory is clean (let us assume <AXELAR_HOME> is your root Axelar directory)

make sure to backup your priv_validator_state.json file before deleting the contents of the data directory

mv <AXELAR_HOME>/data/priv_validator_state.json <AXELAR_HOME>

rm -rf <AXELAR_HOME>/data/

Make sure you have lz4 installed

sudo apt-get install lz4

Decompress the archive

lz4 -c -d axelar20221208.tar.lz4 | tar -x -C <AXELAR_HOME>

Copy back the priv_validator_state.json file

rm <AXELAR_HOME>/data/priv_validator_state.json

mv <AXELAR_HOME>/priv_validator_state.json <AXELAR_HOME>/data/

Start the Axelar service OR container!

Axelar mainnet Snapshot

Versionv0.35.5
Creation Date
Last Updated
Block Number12285001
Pruning modePruned
Size11G
Download Axelar mainnet Snapshot

How to use

Download the snapshot

wget https://snapshots.bwarelabs.com/axelar/mainnet/axelar20240418.tar.lz4

If Axelar was already on your machine, stop your Axelar service

sudo systemctl stop axelar.service

OR container

docker stop <AXELAR_CONTAINER_NAME>

AND make sure there is no process running that might try to write to the database

ps -ef | grep axelar

Make sure your axelar data directory is clean (let us assume <AXELAR_HOME> is your root Axelar directory)

Make sure to backup your priv_validator_state.json file before deleting the contents of the data directory

mv <AXELAR_HOME>/data/priv_validator_state.json <AXELAR_HOME>

rm -rf <AXELAR_HOME>/data/

Make sure you have lz4 installed

sudo apt-get install lz4

Decompress the archive

lz4 -c -d axelar20240418.tar.lz4 | tar -x -C <AXELAR_HOME>/data

Copy back the priv_validator_state.json file

rm <AXELAR_HOME>/data/priv_validator_state.json

mv <AXELAR_HOME>/priv_validator_state.json <AXELAR_HOME>/data/

Start the Axelar service OR container!

What is Axelar snapshot?

Our Axelar snapshot can be particularly valuable when syncing a new node to the testnet or mainnet network. Instead of downloading and validating the entire blockchain from scratch, a new node can use a snapshot to quickly synchronize within the network.

Why use our Axelar snapshot?

Using our snapshots during the setup of full Axelar chain nodes can significantly speed up the syncing process by skipping the validation of all data. This can greatly enhance the speed of the setup. Instead of syncing from scratch with other nodes, you can utilize our Axelar snapshot to sync faster.

What is the block number of Axelar Snapshot?

A node snapshot is a snapshot of the blockchain at a specific point in time, and it includes data and state of the blockchain up until that block number. The block number determines the specific point in the blockchain's history that the snapshot represents.

The current block number of Axelar testnet snapshot is 12988003

The current block number of Axelar mainnet snapshot is 12285001

How often is the Axelar snapshot updated?

Regular updates are made to ensure accurate and up-to-date information. The frequency of the updates depends on the specific data being captured. We regularly update our snapshots to reflect the most recent and accurate state of the Axelar chain.

The most recent update to the Axelar testnet was on

The most recent update to the Axelar mainnet was on

How long does it take to restore a node using Axelar Snapshot?

The time it takes to restore a node using a snapshot can vary depending on several factors, including the size of the snapshot file and the performance of the underlying hardware. In general, the process involves transferring the snapshot data to the node's storage and then initializing the node from that snapshot. For smaller snapshots, the restoration process can be relatively quick and may take just a few minutes. However, for larger snapshots or in cases where the network or storage infrastructure is slower, the restoration process can take longer, potentially several hours.

The Axelar testnet size is 7.5G.

The Axelar mainnet size is 11G.

What does it mean if a snapshot is pruned?

The pruning of a node snapshot refers to the process of removing unnecessary data from the blockchain database to optimize storage space while keeping the integrity of the data. Pruning allows nodes to store only the most essential information needed for the blockchain's operation while discarding older and less relevant data.

The Axelar testnet snapshot is pruned.

The Axelar mainnet snapshot is pruned.

What is the main difference between pruned and archival nodes?

Pruned and archival node snapshots are two different approaches to storing blockchain data in a more efficient manner. Pruned node snapshots prioritize storage efficiency by discarding older transaction data, while archival node snapshots prioritize preserving the complete blockchain state.

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